Finns and Swedes’ small cap preference reaps rewards
European small cap growth funds have outperformed rival fund categories over the last three years, and Finnish and Swedish fund selectors have led the pack in cashing in.
Why European investor performance trailed the US and Latam
The depreciation of the US dollar led to European investors lagging behind their US and Latin American counterparts in terms of performance in 2017 despite making the right call about being overweight European equities, according to Natixis Investment Managers.
Click through the gallery to find out what asset allocation looked like for European, US, and Latin American investors in 2017.
Who are the least and most prepared for a market correction?
With the global selloff shaking markets over the past week, Expert Investor data suggests that it was the Spanish and the Italians that might be the least prepared for a potential market correction, and the Danish could be the most ready.
Iberian and Luxembourg selectors keen to buy rather than sell
Spanish, Portuguese, and Luxembourg fund selectors are looking to expand their holdings of a large range of assets over the next 12 months and only intend to sell a few, mostly in the fixed income sector, according to Expert Investor research.
European fund demand for equities expected to peak in 2018
European asset managers’ appetite for equities is at its highest since March 2015 with the majority of fund managers responding to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s latest fund manager survey reporting an overweight allocation despite seeing the asset class as expensive.
ANALYSIS: Should investors buy the Catalonia dip?
Dips to buy on have become ever scarcer in the QE-led era. Does the big performance gap between Spanish and other European equities, that has emerged thanks to the political turmoil in Catalonia, present investors with a great opportunity now?
Fund manager transparency is vital, says Marta Campello
Above everything else, Marta Campello of the Spanish wealth manager Abante Asesores wants fund managers to be transparent. And if they are, that could make the difference between being ditched and being given a second chance.